Hurricane Ivan - evacuation-vacation
September 2004
Monday, September 13, 6pm: Ivan, a catagory 5 hurricane, moving NNW at 9.28mph. Max winds 161.3mph, gusting to over 191mph.
Wednesday, September 15, 3:36pm
Evacuated New Orleans Tuesday 9-14-04 at 1:00am. Went to Hot Springs, AR. We stayed at the Quachita State Park Campground 10 miles North of Hot Springs in a cabin on the lake with Mom & Dad, Anne and 3 big dogs. Emily stayed at LSU in Baton Rouge. Came home Thursday 9-16-04.

According to maps.yahoo.com to Hot Springs from New Orleans it is:

587.2 miles (9 hours 2 minutes) via Memphis and Little Rock taking I 55 to Hot Springs
or
525.6 miles (10 hours 37 minutes) via Shreveport to Hot Springs

Tuesday, September 14, 2:04am
Tuesday, September 14, 3:05pm
Wednesday, September 15, 7:36pm
For the extra day, Mom and I went to ron Coleman's quartz mine and dug for crystals. We found plenty but were still tired from the hurried trip so only played in the dirt until noon. If the quartz page is still up from the August 2004 vacation, those are the types of crystals we found.
Karen's picture page Karen's home page Please mail me broken links-pics etc.